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16 April 2008
9/2008
Miniature Sheet

Lest We Forget: ANZAC Day - Miniature Sheet

Australia
Anzac Day, 25 April, is considered by many as Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I.

The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as the Anzacs - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

History was to remember the original Anzacs for their courage, often against insurmountable odds, and their readiness to help when called upon in the service of their country.

Every year Australians reflect and pay homage to the sacrifice of the original ANZACS, and to those who have followed in the service of their country.

On Anzac Day we participate in commemorative marches and services held at dawn - the time of the original landing. A dawn service is also held at Gallipoli in Turkey where an ever increasing number of Australians find their way each year to honour the sacrifice made by so many.

The stamps

The stamp series seeks to capture the face of Australia on Anzac Day, as we commemorate the lives of those that were lost in times of service to their country.

Each of the five stamps includes a line from The Ode which is synonymous with the spirit and meaning of Anzac Day in Australia.

Lest We Forget Minisheet  

Lest We Forget Minisheet

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2008-04-16
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2008-05-20
Denominations: $2.50
Designer: Brian Clinton
Printer: SEP Sprint
Paper: Tullis Russell
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 170mm x 89mm
Special Feature: Design in gutter
National Postmark: Soldiers Hill (Ballarat) VIC 3350
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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